Scrapebox has become one of my favorite tools in SEO. It has a lot of potential and one of the things I use it for is finding tons of guest post opportunities.
Guest posts are some of the best sources for links and sometimes you can even get a contextual link for the keywords your targeting. Another added benefit is that many guest post sites allow you to publish articles for free and once you’ve published your article, you can then save that site and add it to your arsenal of link prospects for your clients.
Below, I’ll show you how to come up with a huge list of potential link prospects through Scrapebox.
1. Setup a Scrape List
You’ll first need a list of keywords that you’ll use to Scrape.
"seo" "inurl:contributor" "seo" "inurl:join" "seo" "inurl:write for us" "seo" "inurl:write for me" "seo" "inurl:contribute" "seo" "inurl:become writer" "seo" "inurl:submit article" "seo" "inurl:submit post"
Anyways, once you have the list, you can simply just click CTRL+H in notepad and substitute “seo” for the type of niche you’re trying to prospect links in.
2. Harvest URLs
Ideally, I do recommend that you setup proxies for a faster harvest. However, you can harvest the URLs using just server proxies.
With the last scrape, I was able to obtain over 4 thousand URLs. However, there’s no way I’m going to go through each of them one by one. So I use Scrapebox to help me filter out most of the irrelevant pages.
3.Remove Duplicate URLS
Firstly, you’ll want to remove any duplicate URLs from the mix.
4.Weed Results Longer than XXX Characters
The submission page for most websites will have a URL that’s less than 50 characters long. So, to weed out the results, I’ll generally go in and remove all URLs longer than 50 characters. By doing this, I was able to cut the list down to about 1250 URLs.
5. Filter Results Based On Domain Authority
Now you want to export this list into a text file and run it through NetPeak Checker which is another one of my favorite tools in my SEO tool box. You can use Netpeak Checker to check the domain and page authority for each of the websites. This shouldn’t take very long depending on how many threads you allow it to use and you’re computers processing speed.
After you’re done with Netpeak Checker, you can export all your results into Excel. Use the filter in excel to organize the results in order of their domain authority. Depending on the niche, I’ll go for sites with domain authority as low as 20+. However, it all depends on your preference.
6. Further Filtering in Excel
You’ll notice that your results may have quite a few high DA websites in your list such as LinkedIn. Most of these will be at the top of the list so it should be quite easy to just delete them if you organize by DA. But depending on the results you get, you can also use Excel filters to filter for and removed those results.
At this point, you should have a pretty clean list but I know you might find it quite time consuming to go through and email the hundreds of websites. However, you can quite easily hire a VA from Freelancer.com for less than $4/hour to work these types of lists for you.
Guest blogging is a great way to get links today. It’s also a great way to build connections and relationships with other’s in your industry.
With this method, you’ll be able to find tons of prospects at once in any industry.